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I am 38, all four of my wisdom teeth are impacted. Do I need to remove them? Will it change the shape of my face which is squarish and full at the co

I am 38, all four of my wisdom teeth are impacted. Do I need to remove them? Will it change the shape of my face which is squarish and full at the co

Wisdom Teeth: Your question requires an examination. Full bony impaction, partial, soft tissue? Are the teeth causing issues with the adjacent 2nd molars? Proximity to nerves and sinus? Your dentist should be able to advise you and give you the pros and cons (risks/benefits) of the procedure. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Can getting wisdom teeth pulled out change my face shape?

Can getting wisdom teeth pulled out change my face shape?

NO: No. For best advice about wisdom teeth, see board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon. ...Read more

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Would getting wisdom teeth pulled out change my face shape?

Would getting wisdom teeth pulled out change my face shape?

No: No change in appearance from wisdom teeth removal. Make sure you see an oral surgeon for wisdom tooth surgery. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a wisdom teeth can cause face deformation?

Is it possible that a wisdom teeth can cause face deformation?

Perhaps: Only if there is an associated infection, tumor or cyst. For best results, see an oral surgeon for evaluation/recommendations. ...Read more

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How long after getting your wisdom teeth out should your face be puffy?

How long after getting your wisdom teeth out should your face be puffy?

About a week: It depends on the difficulty of the extraction but it could take up to a week, however the puffiness should begin to resolve with each passing day as well as the pain. If this is not occurring I would call your dentist. ...Read more

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I was wanting to know what type of pill I should take my wisdom teeth hurt so bad and my head.?

I was wanting to know what type of pill I should take my wisdom teeth hurt so bad and my head.?

Ibuprofen: This is the best without a prescription. See your Oral Surgeon ASAP to get these taken care of and get relief. Use your wisdom while you still have the teeth. Good Luck. (you can take 3@ 200 mg. But drink at least 12 - 16 oz. Of fluid with them) ...Read more

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I feel like I'm going to burst from my head. Could the wisdom teeth be causing this?

I feel like I'm going to burst from my head. Could the wisdom teeth be causing this?

Of course: The most common complaint associated with impacted wisdom teeth is pain. It is not unusual that a patient may have terrible headache, soreness or pain in the back part of the jaw, ear ache. Also sore throat, sinus or pain in the side of the face. It's called heterotopic pain. ...Read more

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Can Wisdom Teeth Removal Cause a Thinning of the Face?

Can Wisdom Teeth Removal Cause a Thinning of the Face?

No, but...: If you have a complicated surgery and are forced to have a liquid or soft food diet for a while, or you don't feel like eating for a while after surgery then your face may thin a bit from reduced calorie intake. ...Read more

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Can your wisdom teeth lead to pain in the back of the head?

Not usually: Wisdom tooth pain is at the site of the tooth and may radiate, but not usually tothe back of the head. Go to the dentist and have your third molar wisdom teeth checked out and ruled out. If the dentist cannot help, then run, do not walk, to the physician for further examination to determine the source of your pain. Pain is the body telling you something is wrong and you need help right-away. ...Read more

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Exactly how much should I expect my face to swell after getting my wisdom teeth removed?

Exactly how much should I expect my face to swell after getting my wisdom teeth removed?

Varies: The position of your wisdom teeth, experience and technique of the surgeon, whether or not you received an anti-inflammatory agent (steorid) during surgery, and how well you follow the postoperative instructions are some factors that influence the degree and amount of swelling. Some patients have minimal swelling, while others may have swelling that will reach its peak by the third day postop. ...Read more

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Can wisdom teeth pain affect face structure?

Can wisdom teeth pain affect face structure?

Pain: Generally no unless there is significant swelling of the area however this is temporary until the issue is solved by the dentist. If by structure you mean a permanent change no. ...Read more

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I have face swelling after wisdom teeth removal?

I have face swelling after wisdom teeth removal?

Not abnormal: It is a surgical procedure and depending on severity of impaction, swelling is a post operative symptom which will resolve. Use ice packs to reduce and call your doctor if you do not get resolution. ...Read more

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Can wisdom teeth cause my lip and face swell and make top teeth hurt?

Infection can: If your gums are infected around your wisdom teeth, all of those symptoms can result.

More likely, your lip is not swollen, but numb like when the dentist gives you anesthetic. If this is happening you may have a very serious infection around that wisdom tooth. ...Read more

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How do you reduce the swelling of the face after having wisdom teeth surgery?

How do you reduce the swelling of the face after having wisdom teeth surgery?

Ice and NSAID's.: Ice packs applied to the swollen area 10 minutes at a time with 10 minute breaks in between can help. So can non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin, Motrin (ibuprofen) and naprosyn (naproxen sodium). Do not exceed the manufacturer's dosages written on the bottle. ...Read more

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Does wisdom teeth removal make your face narrower after all the swelling is gone?

Does wisdom teeth removal make your face narrower after all the swelling is gone?

Not typically: Your face should return to its normal configuration after the teeth are removed and the swelling goes down. It is possible that if there was some preoperative swelling or the teeth were situated in such a way that the face was more full in appearance that once removed that fullness is lost....And the face appears narrower. ...Read more

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5 day of wisdom teeth removal and right side of face is still swollen is this normal.

5 day of wisdom teeth removal and right side of face is still swollen is this normal.

Yes: If you have no pain and if the swelling is not increasing things are probably OK. Start applying moist heat to the swollen area for 20 minutes at a time to help the swelling go down. If there's no improvement in a few days time, go see your surgeon for a follow up. ...Read more

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I am going to be getting 3 wisdom teeth pulled out. Does everyones face swell up like crazy?

I am going to be getting 3 wisdom teeth pulled out. Does everyones face swell up like crazy?

No: Postoperative swelling as well as discomfort can vary greatly from patient to patient. The location and development of the wisdom teeth in the jaws, surgical technique and instruments used, medications used and/or prescribed before, during and after surgery, as well as the experience of the surgeon are factors that can affect the degree of swelling. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a swollen face still 3 days after getting four wisdom teeth surgically extracted?

Is it normal to have a swollen face still 3 days after getting four wisdom teeth surgically extracted?

WNL: It is within normal limits, and depend on the severity of your surgery. Speak to your oral surgeon for further guidance. ...Read more

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My wisdom teeth are coming in and I have the worst migraine of my life. It feels like my head is going to explode?

My wisdom teeth are coming in and I have the worst migraine of my life. It feels like my head is going to explode?

Take meds: Take your migraine meds, drink at least 12 oz. Water and lie down in dark, quiet room -- on floor if needed. See your Oral Surgeon ASAP to get the wisdom teeth extracted. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Had 4 wisdom teeth taken out. Next day large red blotches on rt side of face which is the side I experience pain on? Nothing on lft side and no pain

Had 4 wisdom teeth taken out. Next day large red blotches on rt side of face which is the side I experience pain on? Nothing on lft side and no pain

Many possibilities: One sided red blotches may just be from from being leaned against or from a contact dermatitis from somthing that came in contact with you. If it were an allergic reaction it would not be one sided
redness and swelling may occur from a difficult extraction as well.
Ask your oral surgeon. ...Read more

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My head has been hurting for a month now ever since my impacted wisdom teeth infection. What do you suggest?

My head has been hurting for a month now ever since my impacted wisdom teeth infection. What do you suggest?

Have them removed: If your wisdom teeth are infected and your head pain is directly related to the wisdom teeth for over a month, you should see your dentist or an oral surgeon for evaluation and treatment. A chronic infection associated with a wisdom tooth can quickly develop into an acute infection with serious consequences. ...Read more

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What to do if I had my bottom wisdom teeth cut out on friday morning and now the right sode of my face is swollen?

What to do if I had my bottom wisdom teeth cut out on friday morning and now the right sode of my face is swollen?

Wisdom teeth removal: If you are having swelling, I would suggest you return to the surgeon or dentist that removed the teeth. You may need to be put on an antibiotic or have the area cleaned and irrigated. ...Read more

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Husband's left side face & left side tongue went numb 2 wks ago & again today. Just last a few hrs. No pain no drooping no wisdom teeth. 33 & healthy.

See a neurologist: A sensory neurologic deficit may be caused by a variety of medical conditions and it is always a red flag. See a neurologist for consultation, imaging and to identify organic causes of the neurologic deficit. ...Read more

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Left side face & left side tongue went numb 2wks ago & again today. Only last few hrs with no pain, no face drooping. Wisdom teeth out 10yrs ago. Why?

Left side face & left side tongue went numb 2wks ago & again today. Only last few hrs with no pain, no face drooping. Wisdom teeth out 10yrs ago. Why?

See a doctor: There are many possible etiologies of your symptoms including an atypical migraine, nerve entrapment or differing problems with your nerves. Alternatively, cerebrovascular disease could also present like this. ...Read more

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Wisdom Teeth (Definition)

Wisdom teeth are the last molars to "come in" to a person's mouth. They usually emerge when someone is 17 to 21 years old. Many wisdom teeth become impacted for lack of room in the mouth, and ...Read more